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Hoff, Hendrikus and Dora W. TeGrotenhuis


Posted By: Wilma J. Vande Berg (email)
Date: 8/13/2018 at 09:59:26

Descendants of Hendrikus Hofs/Hoffs

I. Hendrikus Hofs/Hoffs was born in 1833 in Gendringen, Gelderland, Netherlands. He died in Apr 1904 at the age of 71 in Alton, Sioux, Iowa, United States. He was buried in Nassau Township cemtery Alton IA. Alton Democrat of Saturday Apr 30, 1904 Hendrikus Hoffs of Alton died Thursday at eleven o'clock at the home of this daughter Mrs. William Te Grotenhuis, northwest of Hospers, where he was visiting. He went there last week in good health but took a cold which developed into Bronchitis or something similar. He was sitting on a chair just before death and fell in a faint which ended in his death. The deceased was 72 years old and had been a resident of Sioux County since 1879 when he homesteaded a farm two miles north of town. He lived there up to two years ago when he moved to Alton and built a home near the Reformed church. He leaves an aged wife and four children they are: Henry Hoffs, Mrs. Peter Muyskens and Mrs. William Te Grotenhuis and Miss Minnie at home.

His parents were: Jan Hofs and Hendrika Reinardina Kraaijenbrink.

According to records on www.wiewaswie.nl. Hendrikus was married before to Hendrika Navis. He had three children with her. Information on this follows at the end of this document.

Hendrikus Hofs/Hoffs and Dora Willemina Te Grotenhuis were married on 3 Mar 1864 in Gendringen, Gelderland, Netherlands. Dora Willemina Te Grotenhuis, daughter of Jan Hendrik Te Grotenhuis and Aleida Reimer, was born on 5 Apr 1836 in Lintelo, Aalten, Gelderland, Netherlands. She died on 11 Nov 1917 at the age of 81 in Alton, Sioux, Iowa, United States.
Alton Democrat of Nov 24, 1917 (there was an obit for her on the front page however half of the column was missing, therefore, submitter has improvised some of the missing information.) Death of Mrs. H. Hoffs A well known and respected citizen in the person of Mrs. H. Hoffs passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Boer. on Nov 11, at the advanced age of 81 years and 7 months. She has suffered from a stoke of paralysis five days before. She had been in feeble condition for some time.. She was born in Aalten Gelderland, the Netherlands and came to this country with her husband and family 40 years ago. They took up farming in Sioux County years ago. She was the mother of six children one dying. Deceased was a member of the Reformed church. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon with Rev. J. P. De Jong conducting the services. Internment was made in Nassau township cemetery Alton IA. Mrs. Hoffs had a wide circle of family and friends. She was greatly loved by all who knew her. The children are Mrs. H. Tenhaken of Cedar Grove WI, Mr. William Te Grotenhuis of Hospers, Mr. P. Muyskens and Mrs. John Boer of Alton IA. Many relatives and friends attended the funeral. List of those attending followed. Hendrikus Hofs/Hoffs and Dora Willemina Te Grotenhuis had the following children:

A. Hendrika 'Hattie Hoffs died in 1943 in Sioux County, Iowa Territory, United States. She was born in 1866 in Breedenbroek, Gelderland, Netherlands. Hendrika 'Hattie Hoffs and William Te Grotenhuis were married.
B. Henry Hofs/Hoffs was born in 1868 in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin, United States. Henry Hofs/Hoffs and Carolyn Hofland were married.
C. Dina Hofs/Hoffs was born in 1874 in Wisconsin. She died on 19 Jan 1893 at the age of 19 in Sioux County, Iowa, United States.
D. Lydia Hofs/Hoffs was born in Dec 1875 in Wisconsin. She died on 17 Nov 1962 at the age of 86 in Multnomah, Oregon, United States. Peter Muyskens was born in Dec 1875 in Wisconsin.
E. Willemina 'Mina' Minnie' Hofs/Hoffs was born in Apr 1879. She died on 30 Jul 1943 at the age of 64 in Albert Lea, Minnesota, United States. She married John Boer.

Hendrikus Hofs/Hoffs and Hendrika Navis were married on 8 May 1856 in Gendringen, Gelderland, Netherlands. Hendrika Navis, daughter of Arent Navis and Dershen Tieltjes, was born in 1836. She died on 16 Nov 1863 at the age of 27 in Breedenbroek, Gelderland, Netherlands. Hendrikus Hofs/Hoffs and Hendrika Navis had the following children:

1. Hendrika Johanna Hofs/Hoffs was born on 13 Feb 1857 in Breedenbroek, Gelderland, Netherlands. Hendrika Johanna Hofs/Hoffs and Henry Ten Haken were married in Cedar Grove WI.
2. Arend Jan Hofs/Hoffs was born on 26 May 1859 in Breedenbroek, Gelderland, Netherlands. He died on 27 Feb 1866 at the age of 6 in Breedenbroek, Gelderland, Netherlands.
3. Hendrik Jan Hofs/Hoffs was born on 31 Aug 1862 in Breedenbroek, Gelderland, Netherlands. He died on 27 Feb 1866 at the age of 3 in Breedenbroek, Gelderland, Netherlands.


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